Brian McGovern (Board President)

Brian has been a board member of La Academia de Estrellas since 2012.  He is a retired attorney.  Almost all of Brian's employment history was with the United States government.  His first professional employment was with United States Senator Abraham Ribicoff of his home state of Conneticut.  Subsequently, Brian went to work for the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC).  He worked for the EEOC in Washington, D.C., Little Rock, Arkansas and Dallas, Texas.  In Brian's last position with the EEOC, he was Deputy Director in the Dallas District Office. Brian has also held positions with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service. During his time with LAE, Brian has served as Board Seretary and Vice President and currently serves as the Board President. 

Catalina Lechuga (Board Vice-President)

Catalina has been actively involved in La Academia de Estrellas from the school's beginning, when her eldest son enrolled in the school's first 3rd grade class.  Over the past 12 years, all of the Lechuga children have attended LAE. Catalina has given of her time in other ways, serving on the LPAC and as PTO president. She is a licensed mortician and works with grieving families in the Dallas metropolitan area.  Catalina joined LAE's board in 2012 and currently holds the position of Vice President. She brings an important and valuable perspective to board discussions and decisions.

Marta Jourdan (Board Secretary)

Marta worked for many years as a school principal in Dallas ISD, most recently at Cowart Elementary School. Marta joined LAE's board in 2012, after her retirement from Dallas. Her experience working within public schools in the community makes her uniquely qualified for her place on the governing board. She currently serves as the Secretary of the Board.    



Pre-K Campus - 1811 S. Hampton Rd. | Dallas, TX 75208 | 214-331-8908

Kiest Campus(K-8) - 4680 W. Kiest Blvd. | Dallas, TX 75236 | 214-946-8908

La Academia de Estrellas is governed by a board of directors. Board members include Brian McGovern, Catalina Lechuga, and Marta Jourdan. More Information about our board can be found here
La Academia de Estrellas will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age, religion, or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the American Disabilities Act of 1990.